Healthy Hummus Pinwheels


Whether in need of a fast appetizer, a nutritious afternoon snack, or a fun option for lunch boxes, these healthy hummus pinwheels could be the perfect answer.

Healthy Hummus Pinwheels - a versatile dairy-free appetizer, afternoon snack, or lunch box addition (options: vegan, paleo, gluten-free, allergy-friendly)

This simple, but flavorful recipe for hummus pinwheels was shared with us by What I love is how you can switch up the flavor of hummus for a completely different vibe, and even use different veggies, based on the season or what you have on hand. Here are a few of my favorite swap suggestions:

For all-savory hummus pinwheels: substitute avocado slices for the cantaloupe

For deeper flavor hummus pinwheels: substitute roasted red peppers for the fresh peppers and sliced olives for the cantaloupe

For winter greens hummus pinwheels: substitute kale leaves for the lettuce

Special Diet Notes & Options: Hummus Pinwheels

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and optionally food allergy-friendly. Note that some hummus varieties do use soybean oil, and choose the tortillas that work best for your dietary needs.

For grain-free hummus pinwheels, there actually are grain-free “tortillas” popping up, such as these coconut wraps. Since they do tend to be smaller, you may need to use 3 or 4 wraps.

Healthy Hummus Pinwheels
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Serves: 2 wraps
  • 1 cup hummus, any flavor (like Spinach & Artichoke or Tuscan Garden!)
  • 2 large soft tortillas (flour, whole wheat, or gluten-free)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red pepper
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cantaloupe (see post above for savory alternative)
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  1. Spread a thin layer of hummus on each tortilla.
  2. Divide the remaining ingredients between tortillas, on one side of each tortilla.
  3. Starting with the veggie/fruit side, roll the tortillas tightly and secure with toothpicks.
  4. Slice into pinwheels.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I am embarrassed to have to ask for this additional information, but I must because I am confused about your instructions in steps 2 & 3. It appears that this is not a straight forward situation of spreading your ingredients on a tortilla and rolling it up. Please elaborate on what you mean in steps 2 & 3. Pictures of those steps would be even better!

    • You do spread on the hummus, but the other ingredients are bulky, so you don’t really want to spread them out on the tortilla. You gather them to one side and then begin rolling so they are in the middle of your roll.

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  3. Great recipe. My daughter loved it for her lunch (with avocado). Beautiful presentation. Where can I find the plate – it is gorgeous!

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